Chris Hedges | Let My People Go

Chris Hedges | Let My People Go

GAZA being bombed by Israel

Chris Hedges, Op-Ed
Peace can only come from those who love mercy and justice. When will those people step forward and stop this war?

God’s covenant in the Promised Land was not made with those who pilot F-16 fighter jets that drop 1,000-pound iron fragmentation bombs over the concrete hovels of Gaza. It was not made with those operating Apache or Cobra attack helicopters that unleash lethal fire over crowded refugee camps.

It was not made with drone operators that clinically kill children … outside mosques. It was not made with M-60 tank units and artillery crews that murder families huddled in terror in their homes.

It was not made with those on gunboats that slaughter boys playing on a beach. It was not made with those that fire Sidewinder missiles and drop 250-pound “smart bombs” on apartment blocks. It was not made with snipers from the Golani Brigade that gun down unarmed men and women for sport.

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  • Clyde Duncan  On 08/17/2014 at 12:45 am

    The corrupt Israeli government and their backers do not have a trace of human values left, in my opinion. They are functioning on a biological level, so devoid of human values, their main thrust is to only pursue biological goals of resource accumulation and reproduction. It seems to me that they are a little worse than Hitler. This is similar to the situation in Apartheid South Africa, they bombed, maimed and killed the original people to establish their territory; they bombed, maimed and killed civilians to expand their settlements; and they continue to bomb, maim and kill to capture the rest of the fertile territory.

    Gianni Vattimo, co-author of a book entitled, Deconstructing Zionism: A Critique of Political Metaphysics, mentioned on an Italian talk-radio show that what is “a little worse than Hitler” is that the current bombing, maiming and killing is taking place about 65-years after the United Nations ratified its Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a rejoinder to the atrocities of World War II. Furthermore, the bombing, maiming and killing of civilians in Gaza is being carried out by a state that was formed as a result of these same atrocities.

    Another comment that I fully support and believe is – Israel’s justification of its latest frenzy of savagery against the Palestinians of Gaza is simply unsupportable. For years the IRA and ETA carried out murderous bombing campaigns against Britain and Spain respectively, killing hundreds of British and Spanish civilians. However, I don’t recall the Spanish or British armed forces bombing and shelling the Basque country or Catholic areas of Northern Ireland, killing hundreds of Catholic or Basque civilians, and blaming it all on ETA or the IRA on the basis that they were ‘‘hiding behind civilians’’.

    The End of Israel’s Historical Immunity: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MID-02-060814.html

    It is good that the world is finally helping Israel come to its senses, I believe.

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 08/19/2014 at 12:39 pm

    Chris Hedges: Spoken like the Prophet Isaiah.

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